Perfect Distraction: The Black Madonna’s R1 Residency

If you need an hour of music more uplifting than Ms Mary Of Sweden’s basques, this is it as The Black Madonna brings her love and passion for all thing house, disco, electro, Italo and o, o, o, o, gloriousness to the airwaves of BBC Radio 1. Yes if her latest session filled with glorious strings and things, cowbells and class, Artwork digs and disco delights doesn’t ring your house bell nothing will. From the utter brilliance of Homegrown Syndrome’s Confrontation to William Onyeabor’s Strut sensational better Change Your Mind via the heavenly sounds of disco godfather Sylvester, this is a residency we need more of.  Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, its time to get down with The Black Madonna, our mama of the underground. 

Grab yourself a listen via iPlayer Radio right here, right now.

Radio 1’s Residency incorporates two shows on a Thursday night between 11pm-midnight, and midnight-1am, featuring cutting edge DJs and producers from the UK and around the world. First Thursday of the month, TQD and Jubilee Second Thursday of the month, The Black Madonna and Bradley Zero Third Thursday of the month, Artwork and TOKiMONSTA Fourth Thursday of the month, James Blake and Mura Masa

The Black Madonna says: “There’s no other way to say it. This has been my dream from the very beginning of my life as a DJ. I taught myself to mix, with a box of records that my mother bought me on a small AM college radio station in Kentucky and I couldn’t be more delighted to be here with you all, exploring the ideas and sounds that matter to me most. We still believe!”



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